The Friends of St Matthew’s is a volunteer group of parents, caregivers and grand parents of St Matthew’s students. The function of The Friends is to fundraise for items or projects for the school that may not be in the school’s budget. The Friends aim to provide resources, equipment and facilities which further enhance the opportunities offered to students at the school. Projects are targeted to benefit the widest number of girls.
Recent fund raising achievements are a sizeable contribution to the extension of the gymnasium and another sizeable contribution for the centennial sculpture. Previous fundraising projects have been the heating system for the pool, choir robes and scarves for Viva Camerata and a significant contribution towards the building of the gymnasium. Being a member of The Friends is not only a fun way of being involved in the school environment and meeting new people, but it is also extremely rewarding seeing efforts transform into invaluable assets for the school.
The work The Friends does benefits not only present students, but also future generations of students to enjoy. Current parents, old girls, grandparents …. all are welcome!